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Former staffer sues U. of Tennessee after Facebook based firing

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Her post supported cleaning a filthy microwave oven.

University of Tennessee’s seem to have no problem with exposing students to Sex Week gems such as an “Aphrodisiac Cooking Class”.

So it will be fascinating to hear the defense in a case brought by a former University of Tennessee staffer against the the institution over online comments about a dirty...

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Returning Vets Expected to Increase College Enrollments

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Military cuts and the scaling back of America’s presence in the Middle East is going to mean many more American veterans will be enrolling in college.

FOX News reports.

US universities bracing for surge of vets heading to college as military downsizes, wars abate

Officials from universities nationwide are getting set for a wave...

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Student Protest of Transgender’s Bathroom Bust Threatened by College’s Free Speech Zone

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:30am

File this story under “Blue vs Blue”.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reports that students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) who are planning to protest in support of a

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Call for Guns on Campus Renewed After Fort Hood Shooting

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Responsible law abiding adults should be allowed to arm themselves, even if they’re college students.

Julianne Stanford of The College Fix reports.

Fort Hood Shooting Sparks Renewed Calls for Campus Gun Rights

TUCSON, ARIZ. – Second Amendment advocate Katie Pavlich called for increased gun rights on campuses, military bases and across America in the...

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Violence Breaks out during Grad Student Protests at UC Santa Cruz

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Graduate students throughout the University of California system are engaging in some precarious extra-curricular activities.

And, when it comes to strikes, don’t forget to look for the union label.  At one school, the unrest during these protests has escalated.

One day after 20 undergraduate students were arrested at the University of California Santa...

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Harvard Makes Grisly Discovery in its Library

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is kind of sickening but an interesting story nonetheless.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Greg Newkirk of Road Trippers reports.

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

There’s something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to...

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San Diego State U.’s New “Certificate of Transgender Studies”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

San Diego State University has announced its an exciting, new graduate-level program.

This should really help graduates get a career-launching job…at the local coffee house.  Or, in the case of San Diego, perhaps a regional brewery.

The university will offer an “Advanced Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies,” starting this fall.

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Feminists Who Blocked Reporter Now Complain About Her Lack of Student Interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last week a Campus Reform reporter was blocked from interviewing students at a feminist conference. In a stunning turnaround, these same dopes are now complaining that the reporter didn’t interview...

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Harvard Implicated in Title IX Sexual Assault Complaint

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 11:00am

School allegedly failed victims who reported attacks.

A group is poised to file a complaint against Harvard University, charging that the Ivy League school violated Title IX in not adequately responding to reports of sexual assault.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity with the Huffington Post, the two lead complainants said they are part of a group filing the...

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No One at Dartmouth is Being Oppressed

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:30am

You may have heard about the hostile takeover at Dartmouth last week, we covered here and in fact, I made it the focus of this week’s round-up at Legal Insurrection.

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal weighed in on the subject.

Oppressed by the Ivy League

On Tuesday Dartmouth’s finest seized the main administration building...

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UC Berkeley student astutely explains connection between “corporations” and “people”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00am

There may be hope for University of California – Berkeley, yet!

The “Loyal Opposition” columnist at the schools newspaper, Jacob Grant, explains the connection between “corporations” and “people” that escaped many when Mitt Romney used the phrase in a 2011 primary campaign stop in Iowa.

“Government,” as the saying goes, “is just a...

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St. Thomas Student on Chris Carmona and a Key Texas Race

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Vladimir Davidiuk, a student at the University of St. Thomas, offers some fresh insights on an exciting new candidate and the race he is launching in a challenging district.

In a quiet, unassuming restaurant on Houston’s north side. With the huge sign out front announcing the campaign kick-off reception, Chris Carmona’s effort...

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Sensitive College Students Push for ‘Trigger Warnings’

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

In case you’re not familiar with the term, ‘trigger warnings’ have nothing to do with guns. This is all about a ridiculous fear of being offended.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

Trigger warnings: New wave of political correctness hits campuses

Hypersensitive students and professors all over the country are about to score...

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Montana Tech commencement boycott over creationism-supporting keynote speakers

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

Complaints despite news that patrons won’t talk about views during address.

Commencement season is always fascinating for its political dynamics, in terms of speaker selections.

Case in point: The faculty and students at a science-based university are upset that donors slated to give their school’s commencement address, and who give generously to computer science programs at several Montana colleges, also support a creationist...

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Florida State Under Federal Investigation for Response to Sexual Violence

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Here’s a bit of news that won’t be going into the new recruitment brochure for Florida State.

FOX News reports.

Florida State University under investigation by feds

Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints.

USA Today first reported...

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Prager University: Are People Born Good?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Prager University has released its newest video,  filed under “Political Science”, that asks: Are People Born Good?

In our universities, newspapers, and television shows, it is a given that external forces are the cause of crime. If not for poverty, murder and rape would be much lower. If not for racism, America’s...

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New DOE Regulations Unfair to For-Profit and Community Colleges

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new article at the Pope Center, writer Jenna Ashley Robinson examines new regulations from the Department of Education which are being unfairly applied.

Gainful Employment for Thee, Not Me

The U.S. Department of Education released its latest draft of new gainful employment regulations on March 14. Gainful employment is the term...

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UC System Administrators’ Platinum Perks Inspire UCSD Grad Students to Strike

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Posted by    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00am

We  have noticed the lavish lifestyles of some University of California administrators.

So, too, have its students.  The system’s grad students have launched a multi-campus protest and students at UC – San Diego say that the platinum perks are one of the many reasons they are protesting.

Juan Carmona, a doctoral student of...

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Barnard College conservatives angry over Planned Parenthood commencement speaker

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Posted by    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Let’s conduct an experiment this year!

A group of conservative students at Barnard College are upset over their school’s choice for commencement speaker. Progressives who claim the students have no case under the concept of “free speech” should also be chill when conservatives are chosen to speak at school events.

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Students Capture Rapist in Illinois College Dorm

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Posted by    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Kudos to the students who captured this creep and held him until the cops arrived.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Students capture man after he sneaks into dorm, rapes girl in shower

On Monday morning, just after 10 a.m., a man strolled into a coed dormitory building on the campus of the...

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In the wake of a tragedy, U. of Texas student reporter questions journalistic priorities

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Posted by    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

College Media Matters notes that while waiting for rapper Tyler the Creator to take the stage during a show at South by Southwest (SXSW), Jane Claire Hervey witnessed the immediate aftermath of a deadly crash.

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Oregon State Forced to Pay 100K for Trashing Conservative Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

This isn’t social justice, this is real justice. Can you imagine the conversations that will take place during the school’s next board of trustees meeting?

FOX News reports.

Oregon State University pays $101,000 to settle suit over trashed conservative paper

Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former...

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